The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper is a RS-485 logging module available as a PCB module with terminal block connectors, with an integrated time-stamping module. It can acquire data from a single RS-485 data source, or tap onto an RS-485 bus. The SerialGhost can operate as USB flash memory for easy access to logged data. It''s packed with features such as virtual COM port mode with data streaming and a proprietary command set.
$89.99 / €81.99
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Gross weight (inc. packaging):
0.1kg / 0.2 lbs
Size (inc. connectors):
72mm x 16mm x 16mm
The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper is a modular asynchronous serial logger, capable of recording RS-485 data streams from devices like industrial controllers, motor drives, home appliances, base stations, diagnostic devices etc. Connect the device either to a single RS-485 source, or in-line on an RS-485 bus. Connect +5V through USB or +9V...+24V DC power through the terminal connector. The SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper will immediately start logging all data available on the bus. No software or drivers are required.
To view the recorded data, the SerialGhost RS-485 Module TimeKeeper may be switched to flash drive mode. Connect to a computer using a USB-B cable, short the MODE pin to GND, and the SerialGhost RS-485 Module will pop up as a removable drive, containing a file with logged data. The log file will be interleaved with time and date-stamps. The flash drive may also be used to configure the device, such as baudrate, parity bits, start/stop bits, etc.
The SerialGhost family is packed with features, such as the capability to act as a USB removable flash drive, or USB Virtual COM port. In flash drive mode, a log file is available with all acquired data. Virtual COM port mode can be used to live-stream the captured data, or to communicate with the device using a proprietary command set.
The built-in real-time clock will keep track of the time and date independent if the computer is turned on or not. This is possible thanks to the internal battery, with a guaranteed lifetime of over 10 years. Time and date stamps with millisecond granularity will get inserted in the log file while the logger is capturing data.